Sep 30, 2008 05:00PM, Published by Super Admin, Categories: In Print
Q: Our son is now a sophomore in college and I’m itching to do something different with his room. Is it too soon to convert it or do you think it’s OK?
A: Yes, it is your house, but consider how such a conversion can be done in a way that is sensitive to your son’s feelings. In converting his old room, try to leave something that will maintain the feeling that it was once his room, at least until he finishes school. College students who live away from home usually look forward to home visits and he will probably be sleeping there again. However you plan to change his room, consider his unique temperament and how it may affect his transition from the nest into the world.
Bob Parkins lives in Folsom and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He can be reached at 916-337-5406 or <a target="_blank" href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>.
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